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Poll shows shift, big advantage

Sat., April 7, 2012, midnight

President Obama speaks at the White House Forum on Women and the Economy on Friday. (Associated Press)
President Obama speaks at the White House Forum on Women and the Economy on Friday. (Associated Press)

 In recent weeks, President Barack Obama has made gains among women voters.

 At the end of last year, Obama trailed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney by 5 percentage points among independent female voters living in swing states, according to a Gallup poll of voters in 12 key states.

 Surveys from February and March found the president had a 14-percentage-point advantage over his likely Republican challenger.


 

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